BriarPatch seeks to expand parking lot for 170 vehicles in its 40th year

Here’s some good news! BriarPatch Co-op Market seeks to add 37 parking spaces and redesign the existing parking lot and circulation pattern to accommodate 170 total parking spaces at 290 Sierra College Drive, according to the latest Grass Valley Development Review Committee.

The committee will review the application at its meeting on Tuesday, January 26 at 9 a.m. at City Hall.

Now celebrating its 40th year, BriarPatch Co-op Community Market recently closed escrow and purchased the property it occupies at 290 Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley.

“Owning the property puts BriarPatch in a stronger, more stable financial position for the long run,” said general manager Chris Maher. “Ownership helps justify the investments we’re considering for expanding the store and parking lot,” he said. “As a cooperative business with over 12,000 owner households, ownership of our store is particularly meaningful — and a fantastic way to celebrate our 40th anniversary.”

The current issue of our magazine has an article about BriarPatch turning 40. It is here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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